New Arrivals · Poetry

February 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The undressing : poems

February 20, 2018
Lee, Li-Young, 1957- author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
95 pages ; 22 cm
"The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world. Short of achieving that end, these mysterious, unassuming poems investigate the human violence and dispossession increasingly prevalent around the world, as well as the horrors the poet grew up with as a child of refugees. Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing, and the music of the Wu-Tang Clan. While the ostensive subjects of these layered, impassioned poems are wide-ranging, their driving engine is a burning need to understand our collective human mission." -- Book jacket.

The darkness of snow

February 20, 2018
Ormsby, Frank, 1947- author.
143 pages ; 21 cm


February 15, 2018
West, Tim'm.
Washington, D.C. : Red Dirt Publishing, 2007.
148 pages ; 23 cm

Predispositions : affirmations on loving

February 15, 2018
West, Tim'm.
[United States] : Red Dirt Publishing, 2015.
188 pages ; 23 cm

Red dirt revival : a poetic memoir in 6 breaths

February 14, 2018
West, Tim'm, author.
[Washington, D.C.] : Red Dirt Publishing, [2013]
214 pages ; 23 cm
Breath 1: Front porches -- Breath 2: Soul searchin' -- Breath 3: Queer rhytes -- Breath 4: Dis/Ease -- Breath 5: Erotiks -- Breathe 6: Dis/Closeur -- Breath 7: Still breathing.

Dreadful wind & rain : a lyric narrative

February 13, 2018
Gilliam, Diane, author.
Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, [2017]
93 pages ; 23 cm

Set to music a wildfire

February 9, 2018
Awad, Ruth, author.
67 pages ; 21 cm
I. Born into war -- II. House made of breath -- III. What the living know.

Far-out factoids : bpoems

February 9, 2018
Carpathios, Neil, author.
Athens, Georgia : FutureCycle Press, [2017]
71 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

And yet : poems

February 9, 2018
Coleman, Rita, author.
23 pages ; 22 cm

High latitudes : a selection of poems

February 9, 2018
Hassler, Donald M., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2016]
55 pages ; 23 cm

Sycamore : poems

February 9, 2018
Fagan, Kathy, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2017.
74 pages ; 21 cm
"Meditative and richly written, this collection of poems by Kathy Fagan takes the sycamore as its inspiration-and delivers precise, luminous insights on lost love, nature, and the process of recovery. "It is the season of separation & falling / Away," Fagan writes. And so-like the abundance of summer diminishing to winter, and like the bark of the sycamore, which sheds to allow the tree's expansion-the speaker of these poems documents a painful loss and tenuous rebirth, which take shape against a forested landscape. Black walnuts fall where no one can eat or smell them. Cottonwood sends out feverish signals of pollen. And everywhere are sycamores, informed by Fagan's scientific and mythological research"-- Provided by publisher.

Waiting for the light to change

February 9, 2018
Ruescher, Scott.
Johnstown, PA : Prolific Press, [2017].
127 pages ; 22 cm.

Revolutions : a collaboration

February 2, 2018
Matthias, John, 1941- author.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres, 2017.
115 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

A house for last year's summer : poems

February 2, 2018
Hermsen, Terry, 1950- author.
103 pages ; 24 cm.
1. Lessons in Profusion -- 2. Interlude: Nine Innings -- 3. Spiral Jetty -- 4. Interlude: Las Botellas de la Eternidad -- 5. The Smallest Ripple -- 6. Epilogue: Five Days at the End of the World.

Wild is the wind

February 1, 2018
Phillips, Carl, 1959- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
55 pages ; 22 cm
Courtship -- Swimming -- Brothers in arms -- Musculature -- Givingly -- The distance and the spoils -- Not the waves as they make thier way forward -- Gold leaf -- Several birds in hand but the rest go free -- Stray -- Revolver -- The dark no softer than it was before -- From a bonfire -- And love you too -- What I see is the light falling all around us -- Black and copper in a crush of flowers -- If you go away -- What the lost are for -- Rockabye -- His master's voice -- That it might save, or drown them -- Gently, though, gentle -- The wedding -- More tenderly over some of us than others -- The way one animal trusts another -- A stillness between the hunting and the chase -- Before the leaves turn back -- For it felt like power -- Craft and vision -- Crossing -- Monomy -- If you will, I will -- Wild is the wind -- The sea, the forest.
How do we say no to despair, and instead take the risk of believing in something that offers no guarantee? Phillips reflects on the instability of life and love, and examines the past as both history and memory. Explore how the past can teach us and mislead us, and make us hesitate in the face of love.

Decanting : selected & new poems, 1967-2017

February 1, 2018
Friebert, Stuart, 1931- author.
Sandpoint, Idaho : Lost Horse Press, [2017]
198 pages ; 22 cm

Miss August : poems

February 1, 2018
Andrews, Nin, author.
Fort Lee, New Jersey : CavanKerry Press Ltd., 2017.
xiv, 112 pages ; 24 cm

Earthling : poems

January 29, 2018
Longenbach, James, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
94 pages ; 21 cm
I. Suitcase -- Complaint -- The crocodile -- The dishwasher -- Book three -- II. By the same author -- Silver swan -- Arcadia -- Earthling -- Petit maison -- Allegory -- III. Lyric knowledge -- Preface to an unwritten book -- Climate of reason -- IV. Huntington meadow -- The hummingbord -- The academy -- One last thing -- The harbor -- Pastoral.
"'Earthling' is one of the oldest words in the English language, our original word for ploughman, a keeper of the earth. In poems simultaneously ordinary and otherworldly, James Longenbach traces the life of a modern-day earthling as he looks squarely at his little patch of earth and at the vast emptiness of interstellar space. Beginning with the death of the earthling's mother and ending with a confrontation with his own mortality, the poems within Earthling resist complaint or agitation. In them, the real and the imagined, the material and the allegorical, intersect at shifting angles and provide fresh perspectives and lasting consolation."--Page [4] of cover.

Luxury : poems

January 23, 2018
Schultz, Philip, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xi, 76 pages ; 22 cm

Wild embers : poems of rebellion, fire, and beauty

January 22, 2018
Gill, Nikita, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2017.
150 pages ; 21 cm

Martin rising : requiem for a King

January 15, 2018
Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.

Wild beauty = Belleza salvaje : new and selected poems

January 12, 2018
Shange, Ntozake, author.
New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2017.
xxx, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Wild beauty / Ntozake Shange -- Wild beauty / Ntozake Shange.
Collects more than sixty original and selected poems that frequently deal with such difficult subjects as rape, abortion, suicide, and domestic violence, with Spanish translations on facing pages.

The best American poetry.

January 11, 2018
New York, N.Y. : Collier Books,
v. ; 22 cm.
Imprint varies: 1999-<2017> published by Scribner Poetry.


January 11, 2018
Hanna, Gabbie, author.
New York, NY : Keywords Press, [2017]
248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"From Teen Choice Award-nominated comedian and vlogger Gabbie Hanna, known on YouTube as The Gabbie Show, an astounding debut poetry collection that captures the essence of what it means to come of age in today's world. Gabbie Hanna disarms the sacred and elevates the mundane in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poems. Ranging from the sing-song rhythms of children's verses and a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores the emotionally charged space between childhood and womanhood, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence heralds the arrival of an artist with a magical ability to connect through alienation, bury truth bombs within observations about pizza cravings and social media, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You'll turn to the last page because you get her, and you'll return to the first page because she gets you"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete poems of A. R. Ammons

January 9, 2018
Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
2 volumes ; 24 cm
Volume 1. 1955 -- 1977 -- Volume 2. 1978-2005
"So I said I am Ezra / and the wind whipped my throat / gaming for the sounds of my voice. . . ." So begins one of the most remarkable oeuvres in the history of American poetry. The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, Volume I presents the first half of Archie Randolph Ammons's long career, including the complete texts of his three book-length poems from that period: the verse diary Tape for the Turn of the Year, the Bollingen Prize-winning Sphere: The Form of a Motion, and the daring kaleidoscope of The Snow Poems, which late in life Ammons said of all his long poems was his favorite.

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